Problem after problem with the Camera... 07/31/2010
Im been having a lot of Video Making problems lately.
Till now, Ive been making videos with my HP's webcam and Windows Movie Maker. I wanted better equipment, but i dont rely on economic resources. So I needed an HD Camcorder under $200. I started searching for it on ebay. Then I realized I dont have an eBay account.
......Stupid from my part much?
So i created one but then forgot the password when i tried to log in. I know....i need help.
So i searched at Bestbuy.com for stuff at that price and I was unsuccessful. Lately, my Mom's computer has been actin all outta wack. And she is a Graphic Designer/Artist/Advertiser. So she relies on her computer to work. When we went to Best Buy they told my mom they had to ship it out, and it took like 2 weeks, and the Monitor, about 3 weeks.
So she left it, and used her old one in the mean time. But ALSO in the mean time, while we were there, I decided that even though I didnt have enough cash, Id check out the cameras. There were a few at like $189.99 and $191.99 so they were reachable but i had $165. No dealio for Julio at Best Buy-lio!
After we left, My mom had to do some grocieries, so we went to SAM'S. And I also took that opportunity to go to their electronics department. And there was something I could reach! The Sony Bloggie FULL HD camera for $178.99. So it was closer to my budget. I was thinking of getting it if my grandma cooperated with some ca$h. So i went to Bestbuy.com again to see if they had it at an even lower price. and it was!! $169.99!! So i decided to go with that one.
While I was on the product page, i saw that it had a 2.7star rating (2.7 out of 5). So read the TERRIFYING reviews. and I decided NOT to buy it.
So after being desperate, i checked out the Flips. And i saw that they had the black on eon sale for $156.99!!! ITS IN MY BUDGET! so the next day i went over to buy it. And I found out that they had it on clearance for $105.99!!! I BOUGHT IT WITH THE 2-YEAR INSURANCE PROTECTION PLAN!! I got home, and recorded a video and when i went to my HP to pass it, the FlipShare app didnt work. It wasnt responding and the camera's USB arm was bent over and couldnt charge (no wonder they had it on clearence...) (just kidding, it was new) so i went back to BestBuy at like 8 in the night to refund it. But after an empty promise of having the HD one in stock, and making me and my aunt waste 1-2 hours standing up; we left there empty handed. The guy told us they had one in stock at another Best Buy outta town. So after that, like 2 days later, we went there and got it. THANK GOD. But be sure to come back and read Part 2 of Problems, cause later that day... I had some HORRIFIC issues with my Video editing software.